The private lesson experience is unique in that it allows for more “customized” instruction that group lessons or rehearsals alone are not able to give. The instructor and student work one on one as a “team” toward the ultimate goal: a better understanding of their instrument, and a higher level of musical development.
In every lesson, we will work to improve technique, tone production, and listening/music reading skills, among other things. I will assign exercises and/or pieces each week that are meant to challenge, not overwhelm! Sometimes I will assign an exercise that is expressly meant for a particular area in which the student may not be the strongest, in an effort to develop that area. Learning an instrument is a skill that takes time to develop, and it is within the journey where most valuable learning takes place!
Classically trained teacher available for beginning through intermediate students of all ages. I want to ensure that we focus on what you want to learn, that you are happy with your progress, master proper technique, and have fun!
I have many years experience in playing and teaching flute lessons. Depending on your level, I will adapt a similar style of teaching that my teacher, Damian Bursill-Hall of the Pittsburgh Symphony, uses with me. Prior to Mr. Bursill-Hall, I spent 3 years studying with Rhian Kenny of the PSO. I also had 5 years of lessons before that, and started piano lessons when I was 7. I have attended numerous masterclasses and festivals with great teachers, and have notes from all of them. I have had many different lessons with other flute teachers as well. I can teach you classical music, baroque, romantic, etc. I can also teach contemporary, including beat box flute techniques and other extended techniques on flute or piccolo.
Flute is my principal instrument, and I am excited to share my experience in classical, jazz, and celtic flute with my students. My teaching approach is to match repertoire work to the student's current needs. For example, a student who needs to work on building dexterity will be working on technical exercises while another student may be focusing on tone or dynamic expression in their weekly exercises. In addition to technique building studies, I encourage students to bring in works of any genre that they would like to excel in.
17 years experience playing the flute, 3 years teaching experience.
Kristine's teaching philosophy encourages her students to develop into well-rounded individuals, guiding them to use music as a tool for expression, creative exploration, and personal achievement. Lessons with Kristine include work on tone production, proper posture and technique, music theory, and musicality. Lessons are individually adapted for each student.
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